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Boeing and SpaceX picked to ferry NASA astronauts
Boeing and SpaceX picked to ferry NASA astronauts

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from US soil and ending its reliance on expensive Russian rockets…

Extreme solar storm coming

An extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions…

Rare close-up view of asteroid over NZ skies

Kiwi astronomers got a rare chance to witness an asteroid travel across the sky above New Zealand this morning. The whale-sized…

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates

Jupiter's icy moon Europa may have active tectonic plates similar to those that shape the Earth, which had long been thought…

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Final leaders' debate: Key v Cunliffe video Final leaders' debate: Key v Cunliffe

Mr Key said National was confident of getting the…

Blind difference for piggies video Blind difference for piggies

Pet kunekune pigs Piggy Sue and Lulu can see again…

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Meteorite smashes into Nicaragua
Meteorite smashes into Nicaragua

A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua's crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused…

Asteroid swings by Earth
Asteroid swings by Earth

An asteroid nicknamed after a maligned dog and with the potential to cause catastrophic damage will pass within 40,000km…

Asteroid to give Godzone 'near' miss
Asteroid to give Godzone 'near' miss

A newly discovered asteroid the size of a whale will fly by New Zealand tomorrow morning.

Satellite images show NZ much brighter
Satellite images show NZ much brighter

Night-time images captured by US defence satellites show a New Zealand much brighter than it was in the early 1990s.

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Asteroid to pass right over NZ
Asteroid to pass right over NZ

A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth on Monday, and it'll pass just 40,200 kilometres over the…

Five possible sites for comet landing

The European Space Agency (ESA) said it has drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever…

Explainer: How do satellites orbit the Earth?

Satellites in orbit are routinely used for communication, imaging and navigation - yet many people don't understand how…

Aurora's glory lights up

A geomagnetic storm has sparked auroras around both poles - helping set up a stunning photograph taken in Otago.

Experts forecast apocalyptic weather
Experts forecast apocalyptic weather

Intense aerial turbulence, ice storms and scorching heatwaves, huge ocean waves - the world's climate…

Alien lifeform hopes raised

Researchers established that tiny life forms were thriving in a lake beneath 800 metres of pack ice, despite not seening…

Stunning space panorama

A photographer has captured a stunning panorama image of the Milky Way on a clear, starry night. Amit Kamble, who is also…

'Supermoon' rises in New Zealand skies

Skygazers are hoping for a break in the clouds tonight for a glimpse of the 'supermoon'.

Kiwi-made rocket shatters record

A New Zealand-built rocket has shattered an altitude record after reaching speeds in excess of 2000 km an hour.

'Super-duper' moon to show in NZ skies
'Super-duper' moon to show in NZ skies

A "super-duper" full moon that is bigger and brighter than any other moon this year will appear in the…

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